Acoustic Guitar donated by Dawsons Music to Radio City charity auction raises £1100!!
Radio City’s charity event ‘Rossie’s 24 Hour Breakfast’ was aimed at raising much-needed funds for children in the Liverpool area. A big part of this event was a charity auction of items, holiday breaks and other ‘experiences’, donated by businesses. One of these was a superb Farida D8 acoustic guitar, donated by Dawsons Liverpool. Whilst this is a great instrument in its own right, thanks to those very well connected folk at Radio City, it became a major attraction when the auction began… The guitar was signed by a selection of high profile celebrities from the pop music world! The autographs emblazoned across the D8’s body included The Sugababes, Will Young, Matt Cardle, Pixie Lott, Dappy, James Morrison and more. The guitar eventually sold for £1100 pounds, no doubt putting a huge smile on the face of the new owner.
But, had we not been so obsessed with musical instruments at Dawsons, there were plenty of amazing lots to bid for. A Virgin holiday package of flights, and a 7 nights resort stay in Orlando for two was up for grabs, as were two tickets to see Katy Perry, two tickets to see Rihanna and two tickets to see Jason Manford. But, there were other lots, which were experiences that money can’t, generally, buy at any cost. For example, the opportunity to be mascot at a Tranmere Rovers game is likely to have made a young supporter somewhere very happy indeed!
Jan Rankin, the senior fundraiser at charity ‘Cash for Kids’ said, in an interview for the Liverpool Echo before the auction, “The generosity shown by Dawsons Liverpool in donating this beautiful instrument means that Rossie will have a bespoke prize to auction.
“It is expected to raise hundreds of pounds for the two local charities. We have never offered a signed guitar in previous 24Hour Breakfast fundraising events so this is quite a coup. And it was only made possible by the support shown by the music store”. Thanks Jan- glad we could help!
Joe is a contributor for the Dawsons Music blog. Specialising in product reviews and crafting content to help and inspire musicians of all musical backgrounds.